Friday, April 17, 2020

Stuffed Shimla Mirch / Stuffed Capsicum

Hello folks around the world, Its lockdown time almost in every country due to coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. In this quarantine time, I have most delicious recipe for you today to check out :-)

Stuffed Shimla Mirch / Stuffed Capsicum

During these lockdown days, my kitchen has become the most active volcanic region of my house. The two wonderful ladies of my house, My cute mommy and my food monster Sis are on cooking spree!  They both literally are on Chef-Mode, and are trying some of the delicious recipes everyday. 
Today, they cooked Stuffed Shimla Mirch aka Stuffed Capsicum aka Stuffed Bell Pepper. It was so tasteful that I thought to share this amazing cuisine with you all. Though just like Shinchan, I really hate Capsicum But, Stuffed Shimla mirch are my favourite one. Strange but true! 

Before going to recipe, Answer the question -"Are Capsicums a vegetable or a fruit "?

Surprise! Surprise! Capsicum is actually a fruit. A fruit is something that produces fruit inside. Capsicum is actually a hollow berry. 

Another good thing about this humble food is that, it is a gluten free. 

Now, let's move on to cooking part. First you need to prepare Shimla Mirch (capsicum)  or bell peppers. 

How to prepare Shimla Mirch (capsicum) ?

Take 6-7 capsicums. Wash it properly. Cut capsicums from the top and remove all the seeds from inside. Basically, they need to be hollow for stuffing the mixture.

Now to prepare the stuffing, follow the sequence -

1. Take 7-8 potatoes. Wash them properly. Boil and mash those potatoes.
2. Take 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and heat. 
3. Add -2 pinch Asaftoedia & 1-teaspoon cumin seeds in heated oil. 
4.  As the cumin seed turns red,  add half teaspoon turmeric powder, half teaspoon coriander powder & a pinch of Red chilly powder 
5. Add 1/4 teaspoon of garam masala and amchur powder. (Note - amchur powder is dry mango powder).

6.  Fry them for half a minute. Then add mashed potatoes and salt & fry again  for 4-5  minutes . Now the stuffing is ready. 

Now, Stuffing! Stuffing!! And Stuffing!!! -

Now, take the hollow capsicums and stuff it neatly.  

After stuffing, its time to fry them. 

How to Fry stuffed Capsicums or bell pepper ?

Pour 4 tablespoons of oil into a hot pan and wait for four to five minutes. Place all the stuffed capsicums carefully into the pan. Cover the pan with the lid and you can open it after 3-4 minutes. 

Make sure you are frying it on a medium flame. 
Stir fry the stuffed capsicums so that all the side of it becomes soft and turns into golden brown color. Low flame is required to cook it properly.You have to be really patient with these little bell peppers. 

Make sure the capsicums turns soft and golden brown in color, if it turns then you are done! Cheers!!

Take out the delicious stuffed capsicums in a bowl or a plate. Serve them with Raita, Roti, chapati or naan whichever you like to. I  prefer eating these cuties with Rice and Daal. 


Capsicums -  6-7 pcs 
Potatoes -      7-8 pcs
Turmeric powder - half teaspoon 
Coriander powder - half teaspoon 
Garam masala powder -one fourth teaspoon 
Amchur powder(Mango powder)  -  1/4  teaspoon 
Red chilly powder - one pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon 
Asaftoedia    - 2 pinch 
Oil - 5 tablespoons 
Salt - according to taste 

Capsicum is a good stress buster! 

Capsicum is a mighty food, which contains natural analgesic  agent like Capsaicin. It has a plenty of antioxidants which helps in preventing building up of a free radicals.    

It is rich in Vitamin C, which is a Natural tranquilliser! So, the next time when you find yourself dealing with stress, anxiety, pain, mood swings. Go to your kitchen - cook this amazing stuffed capsicum recipe - and enjoy its blissful taste. 
Say bye bye to stress and anxiety. Stay at home during lockdown and quarantine period, chill and cook your favourite dishes!

Stay home. Stay safe. 

Author - Neelam M

1 comment:

  1. Hey..just a suggestion why dont you post a you tube video while preparing and demonstrating the viewers.


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